"Hailing from the borough of Brooklyn, Ryan Irven boss of Mind Altar Records has taken what he loves and is turning it into a business. A dedicated love of music has seen Ryan say “fuck it, I believe I can do better than whats been offered to local artists”. It has been a natural progression from reviewing records through his Instagram account Wax Addict Music to now literally pressing the records himself."



"For the 7” release, Honduras has cranked the surf rock atmosphere all the way up, bringing out their inner Beach Boys vibes. In particular, “Need The Sun” feels like it was crafted on the Santa Monica Pier in the early 1970s while wearing a pair of bell-bottom jeans. “Water Sign” throws in a little bit of dirty CBGB to balance out its sunniness, reminding us that they haven’t forgotten their punk dive bar roots."


"Known for their energetic live performances, Honduras combine the driving proto punk stylings of The Velvets and the eclectic psych musings from new groups like King Tuff, Mac Demarco and The Allah-Las to perfect their unique take on the genre.  There’s a little taste of everything in there.  Lead single Need the Sun surfs on a Born on the Bayou-style riff and coasts along a breezy rhythm section and some vintage organ tones."


"Honduras’ vocals have an air of disinterest, a replica of authentic punk rockers. Their brand of garage rock is the kind with staying power. This band is still making waves with their new split 7” released via Mind Altar Records. Although both tracks were only meant to ever be demos, they formed into something worth releasing and if you take a listen to “Need the Sun” on YouTube, you’ll quickly realize why."


"Mind Altar Founder Ryan Irven has an almost “Utopian” hope for the future of his label, and the Indie Record Label Scene in general, but he goes into this with not only a firm conviction but with the knowledge of his peers, garnished from his years of covering the music scenes and being involved in it so deeply, he knows that it is not all smiles and candy, but there will be hard work ahead..."


"Building a name for themselves in New York’s rock scene with their brand of multi-genre rock, Honduras haven chosen the perfect single for their vinyl debut. Part shoegaze and punk, “Need The Sun” sums up their about perfectly. The flip side “Water Sign” combines their brand of punk with a slightly retro flair, proving Honduras are fully capable of combining melody with their attitude."